October 21 1833 - December 10 1896
Alfred was a sickly child with a hard life growing up. At age 4 Alfred moved from his place in Sweden to Russia because his father left his failing business to take a job manufacturing explosives. Alfred also learned to speak fluent English, Russian, French, German, and his native language Sweden. While he was in the factory he had accidentally set off a explosive and killed 5 workers and his little brother.